Opens a file and reads a record into the fast file buffer.
FB [(][DICT] filename [itemId][)]
FBU [(][DICT] filename [itemId][)]
||The name of the file to read into the fast file buffer. filename can be a literal, or a reference to a buffer or a select list that contains the filename.
||Optional The item ID of the item to be read into the fast file buffer. itemId can be a literal, or a reference to a buffer or a select list that contains the item ID. If you do not specify an itemId, FB selects the current item.
PROC command opens a file and reads a single record. This record is read into the fast file buffer. The fast file buffer is referenced as & or &0. This command has two forms, FB
(simple read) and FBU
(read with update lock). A subsequent FB
command overwrites the contents of the fast file buffer.
You can use the optional DICT keyword to specify that the file is a dictionary file. The DICT keyword can be supplied as a literal, or indirectly.
The enclosing parentheses are optional in Caché MultiValue. They are required in some MultiValue implementations and are not permitted in other MultiValue implementations.